Sunday, January 20, 2008

Another Directory

Doctor's Guide is a site of links including a doctor's guide, medline, and congressional resource center.

There are all types of medical news and alerts articles. I read that this site is used by doctors preparing for an interview, but I think it's potentially useful to the non-doctors among us, too. The congressional resource lists conferences categorized in medical specialties. Medical resources include a list of patient resources.

It also has more than 2000 peer-reviewed, general medicine journals. Some have searchable text online and audio summaries by the authors.

Register to receive notice of peer-reviewed literature, case studies, webcasts and more.

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5 comments:

Merelyme said...

so anyone has access? i will have to check it out. anytime i have looked for medical research studies on the web...seems you have to pay for it.

Vicki said...

Confession: I did not try to register, so I don't know about requirements for registration.

I read a journal article that was a bit technical, so I started to wonder. However, I did find gobs of good MS stuff on news alerts, patient resources.

I think I might have done a disservice in my post by not highlighting articles. In fact, I may write about one tonight that I found a bit promising and exciting.

Jim said...

Sites like this you have mentioned will require a service however, I have found many sites that offer similar that are free. However, this requires some "researching" and finding the right information will take time. By nature, I am a "researcher" and I love researching for something. Whenever families or friends needs some "researching", they contact me and I find whatever they need.

Good post by the way even though that site is not free. What is more important is that the more you know, the more you can learn what is out there.

Hugs, Jim

Vicki said...
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Vicki said...

Sorry, Jim, I found nothing that cost money. I looked at the registration form and there was no request for money, credit card, or even a donation. Maybe there's a second page. It would make sense if the online doctors charged, but I didn't find any charges there, either.

Sorry if I'm wrong -- it won't be the first time -- but there is a lot to learn here for free.

Thanks for the warning, so no one is caught by surprise if they run across a fee. Keep up the researching. I think it's fun as well as beneficial.